The Digital Economy Regional Conference is set to bring together decision-makers and key players in the West African subregion’s digital economy ecosystem in Abuja from January 31 to February 1.
The conference’s main objectives are to examine the future of the digital economy and strengthen local public-private collaborations.
The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is collaborating with the World Bank to host the event on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, who will give the keynote address at the event, will also receive Ministers and top government officials from the subregion, in the company of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Mohammed Bello.
The Conference, with the theme “Positioning West Africa’s Digital Economy for the Future,” will offer a forum for nations in the region to explore issues that will develop the digital economy in West Africa and, by extension, the continent of Africa.
The conference, according to the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, will also provide a venue for peer review to hasten the digital transformation and boost collaboration to forge regional partnerships that will strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem while intensifying public-private partnerships for funding, research, and development in the digital economy.
In addition to raising awareness of the region’s needs in terms of policies and framework for the digital economy, it is anticipated that the gathering will offer an opportunity to showcase the advancements made in the development of the digital economy in the West African sub-region, identify winning strategies, discuss challenges, and make preparations for the future.